Speaks the Nightbird

Speaks the Nightbird

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It's 1699 in the coastal settlement of Fount Royal in the Carolinas when Rachel Howarth is sentenced to be hanged as a witch. She's been accused of murder, deviltry and blasphemous sexual congress. The beleaguered, God-fearing colonial village wants her dead. But Matthew Corbett, young clerk to the travelling magistrate summoned to Fount Royal to weigh the accusations, soon finds himself persuaded in favour of the beguiling young widow.

Struck first by her beauty, Matthew believes Rachel to be too dignified, courageous and intelligent for such obscene charges. The testimony against her is fanatical and unreliable. Clues to the crimes seem too convenient and contrived. A number of her accusers appear to gain by her execution. And, if Rachel is a witch, why hasn't she used her powers to fly away from the jail on the wings of a nightbird?

As his investigation draws him into the darkness of a town gone mad, and deeper into its many secrets, Corbett realises that time is running out for him, for Rachel and for the hope that good could possibly win out over evil in Fount Royal.
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Product details

  • 122 x 132mm | 73g
  • ABC/Audible Audio
  • Australia
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged edition
  • 0655685278
  • 9780655685272
  • 2,272,874

Review quote

'An excellent story, full of tension and suspense.' -- Stephen King, bestselling author
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About Robert R. McCammon

Robert Rick McCammon was a full-time horror writer for many years. After taking a hiatus for his family, he returned to writing with an interest in historical fiction.

The sixth book in his Matthew Corbett historical fiction series, Freedom of the Mask, was published in May 2016.

The second book in the Trevor Lawson I Travel by Night series, Last Train from Perdition, will be published in October 2016.

McCammon resides in Birmingham, Alabama. He is working on a new novel set in the 1930s called The Listener. When that's completed, he will begin work on the next Matthew Corbett novel, Cardinal Black. Edoardo Ballerini is an Italian-American actor, writer, director and film producer. He is best known for his work on screen as junkie Corky Caporale in The Sopranos, a hot-headed chef in the indie hit Dinner Rush and an NFL businessman in the blockbuster Romeo Must Die.
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